Summer 2017: “US vs. THEM”
How do you find truth in an age without facts? The answer: wake up and stick together. In this issue’s dossier “US vs. THEM,” creative director RICHARD TURLEY explores how the Global Right Wing’s blatant disregard for reality has given us all a license to become Nonsense Warriors. Turning away from “them” and towards “us,” CATHERINE OPIE, NICOLAS GHESQUIÈRE, and STEFANO PILATI take us into their inner circles of friends, while COLLIER SCHORR turns BELLA HADID into Lisa Lyon. We revisit the work of MICHAEL SCHMIDT, and how his community workshops turned Berlin into a cauldron of contemporary photography. JACKIE NICKERSON shows us what Robert Longo looks like with a faster Internet connection, while CARSTEN HÖLLER takes us into his kitchen to explore the post-digital nature of food. We speak with VIRGIL ABLOH as he plots a fashion industry coup d’état and follow JASON DILL on a skate odyssey to hell and back to Fucking Awesome. And, last but not least, we make a pilgrimage to Santo Sospir, the villa on the Riviera where JEAN COCTEAU created his greatest Gesamtkunstwerk.
The most independent fashion and art magazine — Scandinavia S/S/A/W — has its roots deep in the Northern forests and its branches in the fashion capitals all over the world.
In their 11th issue they are working with internationally renowned artists such as Benny Horne, Marcus Ohlsson, Maciek Kobielski, Benjamin Vnuk, Frederik Lieberath and Boo Georg to bring the trends of the season into fashion tales. Together with amazing stylists and models.
We are happy to stock Monu Magazine from now on! MONU (Magazine on Urbanism) is a unique biannual international forum for architects, urbanists and theorists that are working on urban topics. MONU focuses on the city in a broad sense, including its politics, economy, geography, ecology, its social aspects, as well as its physical structure and architecture. Therefore architecture is one of many fields covered by the magazine - fields which are all brought together under the catch-all term “urbanism”. MONU is an independent, non-conformist, niche publication that collects critical articles, images, concepts, and urban theories from architects, urbanists and theorists from around the world on a given topic. Issue 26 is about Decentralised Urbanism.
We live in a world of constant sensory overload. 24 hours a day we are bombarded with information in real time by every media outlet and platform competing for our attention, one pop-up notification at a time.
And we play ball. We invest hours on end staring at our mobile devices. We want to know what’s going on, the why and the how. We need to know. But in our perpetual quest to fill every spare minute of our time searching for something meaningful, we learn nothing. We are so busy filling every waking moment with things to watch and do, and learn and listen to, that we have forgotten what it is like to just be. To sit around and think. To switch off and be bored. To daydream.
This project offers a little respite to all this information overload.
Yes, we live in particularly sensitive times. Times where the truth really matters, and where newspapers have a more important role to play in modern democracies than ever before. But for a society addicted to breaking news, gossip, and celebrity status, to Facestagram and Twapchat, the latest trends, and the top tens, to sports punditry, conspiracy theories, cat videos, and ridiculous amounts of porn ... for this cultural precipice, we offer the one thing you need more than anything else: “Nothing”. Absolutely nothing. Today, and today only, there is Nothing in the News. Enjoy it whilst you can.
Also a new addition in our store is Carhartt WIP's A Skateboarding Annual. A rich selection of stories about art and travel, all at some point having to do with skateboarding. First off in this issue, ‘Paving Space’, in which Raphaël Zarka combines geometric shapes he found in science and nature with the movements of skateboarding, letting us decide whether it is sculpture. Also in this issue, Lovenskate visits tea plantations in Kerala, India, in order to further the dialogue between tea and skateboarding; Mauro Caruso offers insightful information on his seven-year mission to skateboard in Gibellina, Sicily; a skateboard trip to Seoul to sample the old and new; plus various exhibitions, book launches, and projects in New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Tokyo, more.
Our all-time favorite DAS WETTER just released a new issue with Jasna Fritzi Bauer & Helene Hegemann or Kat Kaufmann on the cover and inside with two great stories. Unfortunately we needed to postpone the Mag Friday Event to 16th of June – more information here.
Modern Matter’s Colour Model issue is about the way that a full and varied spectrum bands together to make a single fully-unified whole. We mean this literally, and also as a metaphor. Playing with the theme of CMYK colour, the issue looks at global contributions to creativity and style, and the ways in which we work better together — and in full technicolour. Issue 12 is Modern Matter’s biggest, brightest edition to date. Featuring Walead Beshty, Alex Da Corte, Mark Leckey, Seth Price, Beatrix Ruf, Amalia Ulman, and more.